Backwater Retreat Theme House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Concierge desk
- Outdoor pool
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Room service
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Our Driver, Mr. Prakash, collected us from our B&B at 8.30am prompt. He has been sleeping in his car during our stay in Kumily, and in Fort Kochi, says it's fine, the back turns into a bed, and there are plenty of washroom facilities around. Sounds like lots of the drivers do this.
So we made the journey back down the mountain, hairpin bends etc. think we're getting used to the Keralan way of driving, vehicles seem to communicate with lots of hoots and honks, which we ...
... Portuguese and then the Dutch presence. I find this fascinating. They had the authority to produce their own stamps and refused to become a part of the British postal system, and were even allowed to mint their own coins. I remember when they brought out the current 5p coin in the UK and the uproar about how tiny it was and how folks were concerned how easy they were to lose or for kids to swallow but basically ...
... thinking it would take about 3-4hrs.....it took nearly 7hrs!!! We where totally drained when we arrived. The buses here are VERY basic, the "luxury ac"one we had was just like a standard bus in the uk. Suppose it's worth it as it cost less than £6 each to get here (around 300km!!) We then checked in to a "ok" hotel & arranged a backwater trip for the following day. Then just showered & ate then went straight to bed Not much to report today ...
Relieve to get off the plane as I'm exhausted. Immigration was fine then was dreaded waiting for my bag. Nearly every passenger was waiting for big boxes or TVS. Tax free in Oman which I didn't know about till on the plane. I was panicking my bag hasn't been put on the plane especially when the carousel stops. Bit someone had taken my bag of and it was on the floor waiting for me. Thankfully had ...
... 15 minutes into our stay at the resort read, "Grim. Ugly, No Wi-Fi. Bugs. ****** in most every way. Otherwise fine."
But the thing is that I'm getting ahead of myself. The day we left for Cherai, we began our day at the Casino Hotel (our first port of call in Kerala which has spoiled us for anything else) with a lovely breakfast, as we do each day, looking out fondly on the koi swimming in their man-made moat, and chatting with our ...